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Dr. Karolj Skala

Project manager
+385 1 457 1218
098 20 98 16
Internal phone number
Bijenička c. 54, 10 000 Zagreb HR


 1974 - graduated in Electrical Engineering Faculty at University Zagreb 
 1974 - employment at the  Ruđer Bošković Institute
 1979 - graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at University in Zagreb
 1983 - Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at University in Zagreb
 1983 - head of the Laboratory of Electronics at the  Ruđer Bošković Institute, a former department LAIR
 1997 - head of Laboratory for optoelectronics and hypermedia systems 
 2001 - appointed Head of the Computer Centre of the  Ruder Boskovic Institute
 2003 - head of the Center for Informatics and Computing Ruder Boskovic Institute
 2003 - full professor at the Faculty of Graphic Arts in Zagreb

Research Areas


Management of research projects and programs:

 Research projects:
    -   The visual interface and technology transfer of knowledge, 1996-2002
    -   Detection of non-stationary sources, and distributed information processing, 2002-2006
    -   Methods of scientific visualization 2007-2011
Research program:

-       Distributed Computing and Visualisation 2007-2013 (4 projects, 4 institutions, Univ. Zagreb 2, Univ. Rijeka 1, Univ. Split 1)
Technology projects:
    -    Head STIRP the CRO GRID Applications 2004-2007
    -    CRO GRID infrastructure, STRIP 43/2002, IRB Coordinator of the project, 2004-2007.
 IT projects
     - Network monitoring and management of IC cluster of computers, IT project, MST 2003
COST projects:

-       Participant in the project of the European Community COST 254 and COST 276 from the Croatian
 Bilateral projects:
  -    Development of New Grid Technologies for Advanced Scientific and Engineering Application, Institute for Software Science of the University of Vienna, Austria 2004
 I-    nter-institutional testbed for e-Science Applications, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, 2006
 -     Parallel Application Development on Grid, SZTAKI, Budapest, HU-CRO bilateral project, 2005.
EU FP6 / 7 projects:
   -   Grid Enabled Infrastructure Development, the EU F6 Contract No: 002 356 Commission of the European Communities, Brussels, 2004-2006.
  -    CenVis - Centre for Scientific Visualisation, EU FP6, 2007-2009
  -    IVAB - Interactive Visual Analysis of Bio-signals, EU FP6, 2007
  -    SEE-GRID - South Eastern European Grid-enabled eInfrastructure Development, 2004-2006 EU FP6
   -   SEE-GRID-2 - South Eastern European Grid-enabled eInfrastructure Development 2, 2006-2008
  -    SEE-GRID-SCI - SEE-GRID eInfrastructure for regional eScience, EU FP7, 2008-2010
  -    DARIA - Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, EU FP7, 2008-2010
  -    EGEE-II - Enabling Grids for E-Science-II, EU FP6, 2006-2008
  -    EGEE-III - Enabling Grids for E-Science-III, EU FP7, 2008-2010
  -    AIS-DC - Application Information Services for Distributed Computing Environments, EU FP7, 2011-2015

Awards and Achievements

  • Medal Arany Janos Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2010
  • Award eNovation VIDI  2010
  • Medal for achievement in teaching College of Business Administration, 2011


  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in the PhD study teaching Programmable logic systems
  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Graphic Arts PhD study courses on Multimedia systems and Optoelectronic systems 
  • University of Osijek, Molecular bioscience PhD study courses on  Visualisation in bioinformatics


Books and book chapters

Book chapters

  • Skala, K. (2009) CRO GRID as a driver for technology generic jump. U: Božićevic, J. (ur.) Inovacijska kultura i tehnologijski razvoj. Zagreb, Hrvatsko društvo za sustave (CROSS), str. 127-131.

  • Skala, K. & (2008) 50 godina djelovanja - Elmar 1958.-2008.. U: Zovko-Cihlar, B., Jerič, V., Roboz, V., Skala, K. & (ur.) 50 godina djelovanja - Elmar 1958.-2008.. Zadar, Hrvatsko društvo Elektronika u pomorstvu (ELMAR), str. 122-138.

  • Karainova, A., Atanassov, E., Gurov, T., Stevanović, R. & Skala, K. (2008) Variance Reduction MCMs with Application in Environmental Studies: Sensitivity Analysis. U: Michail D. Todorov (ur.) Applications of Mathematics in Engineering and Economics. New York (NY), American Institute of Physics (AIP), str. 549-558.

  • Skala, K., Zelenika, H., Nikolić, I. & Skala, T. (2003) Retrospective of distributed media server technology. U: Tasič, J., Najim, M. & Ansorage, M. (ur.) Intelligent Integrated Media Communication Techniques. Boston (MA), Kluwer Academic Publishers, str. 415-418.

  • Skala, K. (1998) Hypermedia as an open source of kowledge. U: Juraj Božičević (ur.) Obrazovanje za informacijsko društvo : drugi dio : Multimedija, daljinsko učenje i poučavanje. Zagreb, Hrvatska akademija tehničkih znanosti ; Hrvatsko društvo za sustave (CROSS), str. 9-18.

  • Skala, K. (1998) Cognitive Aspects of Adaptive Hypermedia Interface. U: Fazekas Kalman (ur.) Signal Processing for Intelligent Terminals., PANEM, str. 31-37.

Journal articles

Scientific and review papers

Conference proceedings papers

Scientific conference proceedings papers

Membership in professional associations / societies

  • Full member of Croatian Academy of Engineering
  • Member of Public Body Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Member of the Presidency of the Association MIPRO
  • European Research Infrastructure Consortium, a national representative  
  • EU FP7 Research Infrastructures Programme Committee Member, National Representative

Family Status:

  • married
  • daughter, Hana Skale Kavanagh, MD
  • sons: Dr. sc. Tibor Skala and David Skala, dipl ecc


  • sailing
  •  Old timer 2CV
  •  skiing

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